Forestry Worker Duties
This is advanced forestry work in the operation and maintenance
of institutional forest lands.
An employee allocated to this class participates in and may
supervise the operation and minor maintenance of vehicles and
equipment utilized in timber harvesting and other forestry
operations. Duties also include assisting in research and
teaching programs and require a thorough knowledge of a wide
variety of forestry techniques and operations. Supervision may
be exercised over subordinate employees engaged in a variety of
forestry activities. Work is supervised and reviewed in progress
and upon completion by a technical superior.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Serves as lead man in the performance of such forestry
activities as planting, marking for timber sales, and cutting
timber for sale or stand improvement; girdles or injects trees
for stand improvement; plows fire lines, fights wild fires, and
removes diseased or insect damaged timber; clears and builds
facilities for campgrounds and recreation areas; clears and
plants wildlife feeding areas and assists in timber inventories.
Supervises and participates in the construction and maintenance
of roads, bridges, buildings, and other facilities.
Supervises and participates in the operation and maintenance of
trucks, chain saws, farm tractors, road graders, log skidders,
and related forestry equipment.
Performs related work as required.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Graduation from a standard vocational or high school and
considerable experience related to this class of work; or any
equivalent combination of training and experience.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Thorough knowledge of the techniques and methodology employed in
general forestry operations.
Considerable knowledge of the operation and maintenance of a
wide variety of vehicles and equipment use in forestry
Knowledge of the hazards and safety requirements of forestry
Ability to supervise employees engaged in a variety of general
Ability to operate and maintain a wide variety of forestry
Ability to work long hours at hard manual labor under varied
Ability to establish and maintain effective working
relationships with faculty, staff, students, and fellow